17th century Antique Silver Counter Box

GBP 1,750.00

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Object Description

An antique silver counter box of typical cylindrical form. The hand engraved decoration is very unusual having a finely worked matted and hatched background. The pull-off cover is decorated with the Tudor rose, the sides with cherubs, fruit and foliage.

Weight approx.10 grams, 0.4 troy ounces.
Diameter 2.1cm. Height 1.8cm
Probably English.
Circa 1690.
Unmarked silver.
17th century.

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Object Literature

Counter boxes contained a number of disks, commonly stamped or engraved with portraits of English monarchs, that were used as game markers and counting devices. Counter boxes were rarely marked.

Object Condition

This charming little box is in very good condition with moderate wear consistent with age. The engraving still has good definition.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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